Sapphire is the most precious and valuable blue gemstone. It is a very desirable gemstone due to its excellent color, hardness, durability, and luster. The most valuable color of Sapphire is a cornflower blue color, known as Kashmir Sapphire or Cornflower Blue Sapphire.
Sapphire is the birthstone of the September. The word sapphire is originally come from the Latin word Saphirus and Greek word Sapheiros both meaning blue. The name sapphire can be roughly translated to “dear to the planet Saturn” in many languages. Rulers of ancient Persia believed that the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stone. It was a holy stone for the Catholic Church and to Ancient Persians. In some religions blue sapphire is the color of heaven.
Kings wore sapphire around their necks as a powerful defense from harm. In the 12th Century, the sapphire was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical sapphire rings.
The sapphire has been seen as a symbol of the heaven, a guardian of innocence, a bestower of truth, a promoter of good health and a preserver of chastity. It’s been said that it can suppress negative thoughts and have curing power.
The sapphire is a corundum, an aluminum oxide with a trigonal crystal structure, in the same family as the ruby. The only difference between Ruby and sapphire is the color. A red corundum is a ruby and sapphire is other colors.
Sapphire is a very hard stone, so you can clean it in almost every way. Warm, soapy water is the best.